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Netflix’s LEO Parents Guide Movie Review

Netflix’s Leo is beautifully animated and features a talented voice cast. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.

Netflix's Leo Parents Guide

Netflix’s Leo releases on the streaming service across the United States this week, November 21, 2023. The film stars comedian Adam Sandler (voice actor of titular lizard Leo), Bill Burr (voice of Squirtle), Cecily Strong (voice of Ms. Malkin), Sunny Sandler (voice of Summer), Jason Alexander (voice of Jayda’s dad), Sadie Sandler (voice of Jayda), Rob Schneider (voice of the principal), Nick Swardson (voice of Cinnabun), Allison Strong (voice of Mrs. Salinas), Heidi Gardner (voice of Eli’s mom), Ethan Smigel (voice of Anthony), Roey Smigel (voice of Eli and Benji), Jo Koy (voice of Coach Komura) and Reese Lores (voice of Mia). The film was written by Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler, and Paul Sado, produced by Nicholas Turturro and directed by co-directors Robert Marianetti, David Wachtenheim, and Robert Smigel. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.

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Netflix’s Leo Movie Quotes

Netflix’s Leo Parents Guide

In Netflix’s Leo: Leo the Lizard has been stuck in the same Florida school for decades. When he learns he only has one year left to live, he plans to escape to freedom, but instead has to rescue his class from their horribly mean substitute teacher.

Netflix's Leo Parents Guide

Netflix’s Leo Age Rating Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what concerned parents need to know about the age ratings of the series before letting their small children watch Netflix’s Leo.

LanguageNetflix’s Leo does not contain much strong language. The strongest words viewers will come across are suck, butt, stupid, dorks, schmuck, and poo.

Mature Content: The biggest lookout in the film is some of the potty humor, mild insults and some suggestive material. A turtle’s butt is shown in a jackstrap with a tattoo; a teacher calls another a closet drunk; a character refers to a jelly bean, suggesting their penis; and there is mention of a character smoking in the restroom. There is plenty of potty humor, and a young character asks a young woman where babies come from.

Age Rating of the Movie Netflix’s Leo: Netflixs Leo movie rating has a PG rating by the Motion Picture Association of America – MPAA ratings – for rude/suggestive material, and some language and the parental guidelines advisory recommends it for a mature audiences, an older audience, an adult audience, young people, young adults, older kids, and teens aged 8 years and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or a legal guardian (adult guardian) for this restricted PG category is highly suggested for young children, young kids, younger kids, and young viewers under 8 years of age in this PG-rated motion picture for adult material. The minimum age recommendation is 8 years old. The film does not include drugs & smoking.

Overall Thoughts

Netflix’s Leo is a 2023 animated movie from Netflix, is a charming and heartwarming film that follows the story of Leo, a wise and cynical 74-year-old lizard who has been living in a fifth-grade classroom as a class pet at the elementary school for over 70 years. Leo’s life takes an unexpected turn when he learns that he only has one year left to live. Determined to make the most of his remaining time, Leo sets out on a quest to experience all the things he has always missed out on.

Along the way, Leo befriends a group of fifth graders who help him to see the world in a new light and gain valuable life lessons as each take Leo home. He also learns to appreciate the simple things in life, such as spending time with friends and making new memories.

The film is beautifully animated and features a talented voice cast, including Adam Sandler (best known for his popular films Hubie Halloween, Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, Hotel Transylvania, The Wedding Singer, and Billy Madison), Bill Burr, and Cecily Strong. The story is full of heart and humor, and it will appeal to audiences of all ages.

Overall, Netflix’s Leo is a delightful kids’ movie that is sure to entertain and inspire. It is a great choice for a family movie night.

Netflix's Leo Parents Guide

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